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All these are single-rail lines fitted up on xJMttjte*
European designs. The ^H^S* J^mBIk.
carriages and rolling- SKj-stock are up-to-date .JMfA flH
every respect. Sleeping $\
carriages are not needed in Java, as the trains do not at present travel after sunset. The various railway stations, although of On the Buitenzorg Line, simple construction, are
most comfortable, and the principal officials invariably are courteous and understand English.
THE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS.
In view of the success attained by the pioneers of the railroads in Javaa The Nederlandsch Indische Spoorweg Maatschappija the Dutch Government in 1875 voted a sum of money for the construction of a State Railway between Sourabaya and Pasoeroean. This line, completed in 1878, was such a success financially, that the Government was encouraged to put down new lines connecting with principal places, which have since become towns of importance. To-day the traveller is enabled to make a journey by rail from Sourabaya to Batavia^ right through the Islanda a distance of about 700 miles. The railways have been divided
Bridge ill the Preauger.